Drawing the Portrait Workshop with Amaya Gurpide
In this five day course we’ll explore portrait drawing through a linear and mass oriented approach. Beginning with an understanding of the structural scaffolding that supports the construction of the head, we’ll move to an abstract comprehension of the visual experience.
Class demonstrations will underscore the interpretive nature of observation, dissecting and editing visual information to influence the narrative and psychological impact of the drawing. Students will be encouraged to use a holistic approach towards developing a fully realized and naturalistic portrait. Some class time will be used to demonstrate paper preparation.